The video that follows after the jump includes an all-star team of BYU legends: Steve Young, Jimmer Fredette, Lavell Edwards etc talking about being a real cougar; becoming a real cougar. On one level the video is cutesy innocent funny- in the way they utilized the CGI cougar.
But another, more sexually depraved level this video is very funny. Because if you search for the word “cougar” these days, in any search medium, the first few entries you’ll find are related to the cougar of Demi Moore variety.
Or low-rent wannabe versions of Demi Moore.
It’s not the fault of the BYU Cougars that their mascot name has been co-opted to mean that of an older sexually voracious woman. Watch the promo video once with a “Honor Code” mindset. Then watch it again with “violating the honor code” mindset and you’ll appreciate on both levels.
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